Jeff Daniels & Michelle Williams Begin Performances in Blackbird

first_img Jeff Daniels Show Closed This production ended its run on June 11, 2016 View Comments One of the most buzzed-about shows of the season has arrived! Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams will start previews in Blackbird on February 5. Directed by Joe Mantello, the Broadway premiere of the 2005 drama by Scottish playwright David Harrower is scheduled to officially open on March 10 and will play through June 12 at the Belasco Theatre.Blackbird explores the relationship between the middle-aged Ray and the now 27-year-old Una. The two last encountered each other 15 years earlier, when Ray was taken into custody following their illegal sexual affair. Despite Ray’s attempts to form a new identity, Una finds him and confronts him at his office.The drama premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005 before transferring to the West End. After winning the 2007 Olivier Award, the play made its off-Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theater Club with The Newsroom co-stars Daniels and Alison Pill. A film adaptation, starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn, is in the early stages of development. Related Shows Jeff Daniels & Michelle Williams Star Files Blackbird Michelle Williamslast_img read more